Come to Las Vegas and enjoy its casinos, entertainment, and live music.

Las Vegas, known for gambling and bright lights, also offers family-friendly entertainment and attractions. Stroll along The Strip at night and marvel at dozens of high-end casinos, many with attractive fountains, themed features and street-side entertainment.

Gambling developed in the early days of Las Vegas to attract men constructing the nearby Boulder Dam. Learn about the intertwined history of gambling and crime in Las Vegas and across America at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, aka the Mob Museum.

Today dozens of casinos offer legal gambling, from penny slot machines to high-stakes tables, but you don’t have to gamble to enjoy Las Vegas. Entertainment ranges from Cirque du Soleil to comedy acts, magic shows and big-name performers, including Celine Dion and Britney Spears.

Gaze at the city’s one-of-a-kind structures. The Stratosphere Tower offers views from 1,149 feet (350 meters) in the air as well as catapults, sky jumps and free-fall rides from the dizzying height. See a half-scale Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas and replicas of the Statue of Liberty and buildings from the Manhattan skyline at New York New York Hotel.

The Bellagio’s fountains provide outstanding water shows with lights and music. Enjoy the conservatory and botanical gardens of this Italian-style hotel. See more than 2,000 marine animals at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. The Fremont Street Experience has zip-line rides and free nightly light shows. Enjoy 25 rides and attractions at the Adventuredome at Circus Circus. Visit 160 shops and restaurants at the Forum at Caesars Palace.

Experience outdoor adventures in less than a 1-hour drive from the neon lights of Las Vegas. Hike in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and explore the Mojave Desert. See the engineering marvel of Hoover Dam, formerly Boulder Dam, and its man-made Lake Mead.

The city proudly promises, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” Make a visit to Las Vegas and you’ll want to stay here too.

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Entertainment, Dining and Casinos

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Where to stay in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Strip
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Las Vegas Strip

Casinos, Entertainment, Shopping

Here’s where you’ll find the quintessential Vegas: Lavish casinos, glamorous clubs, hopping piano bars, and those infamous wedding chapels and neon light

Downtown Las Vegas
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Downtown Las Vegas

Casinos, Entertainment, Live Music

Step off the Strip and into the original and authentic heart of Las Vegas, where smoky bars, quirky museums and family-friendly attractions exist side by side. 

Gateway District
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Gateway District

If you're spending some time in Gateway District, Chapel of the Flowers and Little White Wedding Chapel are top sights worth seeing.

Richfield
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Richfield

While Richfield might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Fashion Show Mall and SLS Las Vegas Casino.

Beverly Green
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Beverly Green

When in Beverly Green, you can plan a visit to SLS Las Vegas Casino and Chapel of the Flowers, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Top Hotels in Las Vegas

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
3 out of 5
2880 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
$17/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
3.3/5 (66,575 reviews)

Located on the Strip, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Las Vegas Convention Center, Fashion Show Mall, and Las Vegas North Premium Outlets. ...

3.3/5 (66,575 reviews)

"i like the fact that it isnt too close to the hustle and bustle of the center strip area,and their rates are always reasonable"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Circus Circus Hotel, Casino & Theme Park
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Luxor Hotel and Casino
3.5 out of 5
3900 S. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV
$35/night
Aug 26 - Aug 27
3.7/5Good! (66,854 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from T-Mobile Arena and 6 mi (9.6 km) from Las Vegas Convention Center. MGM Grand Monorail Station ...

3.7/5Good! (66,854 reviews)

"The hotel and casino were everything you look for in a Vegas experience. However they charge you a service fee in addition to the nightly fee. But this fee doesn’t include breakfast (which cost $22) we also never had room service come clean our room and bring more soap during our four day stay. I ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Luxor Hotel and Casino
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Excalibur Hotel & Casino
3.5 out of 5
3850 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV
$27/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
3.7/5Good! (70,837 reviews)

Located in Las Vegas Strip, this spa resort is within a 10-minute walk of Park Theater and T-Mobile Arena. Las Vegas Convention Center is 6.1 mi (9.9 km) away. ...

3.7/5Good! (70,837 reviews)

"Very clean and nice people. Would return if the time allows it."…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Excalibur Hotel & Casino

Popular things to do in Las Vegas

Hoover Dam
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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Boulder City. Check out the casinos and top-notch restaurants in this relaxing area.

Bellagio Casino
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Bellagio Casino

This world-famous hotel is home to gorgeous botanical gardens, a unique glass sculpture and an elaborate fountain show.

Fremont Street Experience
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Fremont Street Experience

See where Vegas began on legendary Fremont Street, now a pedestrian-only area with free nightly shows and special events.

Top activities in Las Vegas

Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour
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Multi-Stop Grand Canyon South Rim Tour

$99

The first stop is at The Hoover Dam where you can take fantastic pictures thanks to its wonderful views. Your trip continues with pleasant landscapes until you reach your next destination, a comfort stop near Kingman, Arizona.

The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets
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The High Roller Observation Wheel Tickets

$17

Go for a free-wheeling spin on The High Roller, a sky-bound adventure that revolves up and around for unparalleled views of the bright lights and landmarks of the Strip. Climb into a glass capsule on the world’s tallest observation wheel for a 360-degree look at sprawling downtown Vegas and beyond.

Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas
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Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas

$115

Le Rêve leads you into an imaginary world where dreams transform into reality. With a massive pool serving as the show's aquatic stage, this unforgettable performance features a cast of 90 world-class acrobats, synchronized swimmers, ballroom dancers, and divers.

Magic Mike Live Las Vegas
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Magic Mike Live Las Vegas

$42

Based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL, this all-new live performance is putting the “strip” in Las Vegas Strip. Starring some of the hottest and most talented men from across the country, this dance and acrobatic spectacular brings some serious heat.

Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation
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Helicopter City Lights w/ Champagne & Luxury Transportation

$72

Sip champagne before boarding your helicopter for an unforgettable flight over the fabulous Las Vegas Strip. Hover over Luxor, Bellagio, and the Stratosphere Tower and travel in style to and from your hotel in limousine style transportation.

Defending the Caveman at the D Las Vegas
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Defending the Caveman at the D Las Vegas

$30

Visit: Defending The Caveman, 301 Fremont St The D Hotel - Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89101-5600 Admission to Defending the Caveman

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